Clinton: U.S. Drug Policies Failed, Fueled Mexico's Drug War

by Benjamin Domenech on 9:41 am March 26, 2009

MEXICO CITY, March 25 — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton traveled to Mexico on Wednesday with a blunt mea culpa, saying that decades of U.S. anti-narcotics policies have been a failure and have contributed to the explosion of drug violence south of the border.

“Clearly what we’ve been doing has not worked,” Clinton told reporters on her plane at the start of her two-day trip, saying that U.S. policies on curbing drug use, narcotics shipments and the flow of guns have been ineffective.

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